The 30th Lean in Europe visit was to FLY S.p.a., a company based in Grigno, Italy that does machining for the aeronautic, aerospace and energy industries. 15 participants from a range of industries (energy distribution, thermoplastics, prototype manufacturing, consulting, electronic assemblies for gaming machines, textiles, busbar trunking systems, biogas refining equipment and prefabricated timber building) took part in the visit.
A two-part pre-visit group activity took place on the evening of 3 July and featured introductions to Forgital Group and to Fly S.p.a., followed by a lean exercise.
The main site visit took place on 4 July. After explanations about what Fly does - range of components and production volumes, materials, main machining and assembly options, special processes, shop floor KPIs, its quality system, production planning there was a 'deep dive' on the manufacturing routing of two specific parts, one of which is well-established and the other which is in an 'entry-into-service' phase. Following a detailed tour of the shopfloor, participants gave their feedback and shared their takeaways and also suggestions for FLY..
Fly S.p.a. is part of the Forgital Group and is a new generation machining company founded to combine skills, know-how, and cutting-edge expertise to innovate engineering processes and mechanical production standards of components destined for the aeronautic, aerospace, and energy industries.
Lean in Europe visits aim to facilitate discussions of good practice and the sharing of ideas. For a look inside a Lean in Europe visit see the highlights videos from the visits to SkiBeat (2023), PakMarkas (2022) or HansaMatrix (2017). Details of other past visits can be found in the Lean in Europe visit archive.